Wayne Rooney insists the pressure is building on Manchester united to win a trophy

by Sam Koster

Wayne Rooney insists the pressure is building on Manchester United to win a trophy before the end of the season.

The club has not won a piece of silverware since David Moyes’ Community Shield win over Wigan in 2013 and currently find themselves in fifth place, six points behind fourth placed Manchester City.

Fans have been calling for Louis van Gaal to be sacked as manager after a series of false dawns this term but Rooney admits that finishing in the top four remains the priority.

He said: “The important thing now, I feel, is to win trophies again this season,” said Rooney.

“It’s been a few years since we won a trophy.

“This is more or less a new team so for ourselves, as a team, we need to win something. The fans want to see us win something again.

“We’ll keep going in the league, keep trying. But our main aim has to be to make sure we can get in that top four.”

While the title may be out of reach this year, United do still remain in the FA Cup and the Europa League, meaning silverware is still possible.

As for Rooney’s comments about it being a new team, they’ll be looking towards him and the more experienced players to lead by example in Denmark on Thursday in a game where anything but a win won’t do.

Winning the Europa League will be really tough this year because there are plenty of big names in the pot but if United really are going for it, they’ll need to brush past FC Midtylland this Thursday.

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